WE CREATED SOMETHING THAT MAKES EVERY DAY ON THE WATER FLOAT BY WITHOUT A WORRY IN THE WORLD.
Our frames are made of the highly durable and ultra lightweight TPX® material. Due to its unique manufacturing process, these frames weigh approximately 30% less than the same component moulded in polycarbonate while maintaining a hyper-durable structure to ensure its comfort for long-term wear and floating capability. TPX® requires no drying before moulding and consequently suffers zero deterioration when in contact with water to maintain its durability over extended periods of time.
These frames weigh 30% less than their polycarbonate counterparts to ensure their comfort for long-term wear and floating capability.
ALL RHEOS LENSES HAVE PREMIUM POLARIZATION, UV PROTECTION, & DUAL ANTI-SCRATCH COATINGS
Why are polycarbonate lenses perfect for sports?
Polycarbonate is a thermoplastic that starts as a solid material in the form of small pellets. In a lens manufacturing process called injection molding, the pellets are heated to 500 degrees until they melt. Compressed in extreme pressure scenarios the lens is complete in less than five minutes. Because of this unique process, polycarbonate lenses are much more impact-resistant than both regular glass and other plastic lenses. These materials are relatively "soft" — which means they can absorb energy without lens fracturing. It is also the lightest lens material made and yet offers far greater impact resistance than glass or plastic.
- Premier impact-resistance: 10 times more impact resistant than other lenses
- Thin: About 20-25% thinner than plastic or glass lenses
- Lightweight: ~20% lighter than plastic lenses
- UV Protective: Polycarbonate lenses offer inherent ultraviolet protection without needing additional special coating
- Scratch-resistant: Although no lens is scratch proof, our polycarbonate lenses come with a scratch-resistant finish to keep them clear as long as possible
Because of this unique process, polycarbonate lenses are much more impact-resistant than both regular glass and plastic lenses.
Why is UV protection important?
"Ultraviolet" means "beyond violet", violet being the color of the highest frequencies of visible light. The rays themselves can’t be seen but the harmful effects on your eyes is quite clear. These rays can also be up to twice as damaging when reflected off of surfaces such as snow and water.
How do polarized lenses work?
Light is made up of waves travelling in different directions. Vertical light is useful to the human eye; it helps us see. But when light strikes a flat surface like a lake, snow, or even your windshield it changes to horizontal light and creates a glare. Polarized sunglasses block horizontal light, so you don’t get the glare. And nobody likes glare. It’s juuust about that simple.
Oh, and did we mention we can get these floating sunglasses to your door for under 50 bucks with free shipping?